FAK 2803 Maritime Law and Insurance

FAK 2803 Maritime Law and Insurance

Kurskode: 
FAK 2803
Institutt: 
Rettsvitenskap og styring
Studiepoeng: 
7.5
Kursansvarlig: 
Morten Lund
Produktkategori: 
Executive
Portefølje: 
Kurs i Forsikring
Semester: 
2018 Vår
Aktiv status: 
Aktivt
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
Kurstype: 
Ett semester
Introduksjon

The course covers an introduction to International Maritime Law, and the rules applicable to the Owner`s and Charterer`s liabilities in connection with the operation of the vessel. International conventions relating to liabi.lities and limitation of liability will be covered. Relevant contracts used in Maritime Law and Marine insurance is covered, and illustrates the division of liabilities and rights between the parties and how this affects the insurance covers. The course covers liabilities in contracts and in tort, as well as the rules relation to limitation of liability. The course examines the Owners`s and Charterer`s insurable interests in the vessel, and the marine insurance covers available to cover these interests, and the markets in which the covers are available. The focal point is the Nordic market and covers, but makes a comparison to the English market and relevant covers. Since shipping is international and the rules largely based on international onventions, these will be referred to in an international context.

Kunnskapsmål

The course will provide the students with an understanding of commercial practices as well as the legislative and contractual framework of international shipping, and how it impacts insurance covers and marine insurance. The importance of national law and international conventions is covered, as well as common contracts and terms. The shipowners legal and contractual liabilities with respect to ship registration, and legal liabilities, and the students will learn about these liabilities, and how to insure them in the international marine insurance markets. The students will be able to identify liabilities in contract and in tort, determine jurisdiction and applicable law, and decide on relevant insurance covers. The students will understand the owner’s capital and income interests in his vessel as well as being able to identify and assess potential legal liabilities in contract and in tort. The students will also know how marine risks are assessed, and how the premium is calculated.

Ferdighetsmål
  • The students will acquire an understanding of laws and contracts and insurance conditions applicable to international shipping and marine insurance covers, and be able to identify and apply these with respect to:
  • Shipowners liabilities to cargo, passengers and the environment
  • Liability for collisions and salvage
  • Limitation rules impacting insurance covers and legal liabilities
  • Insurance covers and markets in which they can be obtained

The students will also be able to seek relevant insurance covers, and to compare covers from different international insurance markets. They will be able to apply relevant covers for H&M insurance, P&I insurance, War risk covers, Loss of Hire and TLO insurances to practical cases.

Holdningsmål

The students will be able to identify and assess the shipowners, charterers and other third parties potential legal liabilities in connection with the owning and operation of the vessel. This knowledge will enable them to focus on elimination of risk, environmental shipping and damage control through a better operation, better and more efficient insurance covers, and a focus on mitigation and loss prevention. When approaching different contracts for the deployment of ships, and insurance conditions, the knowledge gained will give the students a better basis for evaluating potential risks and costs.

Kursets innhold

The course will introduce students to the role of maritime transport in international trade and to the importance of international law and its impact on shipping. Including:

  • International Maritime Law
  • International Conventions
  • Ship registration, national flags and “flags of convenience”
  • Standard contracts and forms
  • Ship owners liabilities in contract and tort
  • Carriers liability for cargo and passengers
  • Liability for oil pollution
  • Salvage and collision
  • Limitation rules
  • Maritime Liens

The course will also examine the following:

  • The main marine insurance markets
  • The ship owners and charterers insurable interests
  • Norwegian and English covers
  • Hull and Machinery Insurance
  • P&I Insurance
  • TLO insurances
  • Third party insurances
Læreprosess og tidsbruk

The course is conducted through a total of 45 hours of lectures and case work. As a part of lessons students must hand in a paper. Some of the questions at the final exam will be based on theoretical topics from the paper.

 

Dataverktøy
Det benyttes ingen spesielle dataverktøy i kurset.
Kvalifikasjoner

Generell studiekompetanse

Forkunnskapskrav

None.

TypeVektingTilsynVarighetHjelpemidlerGruppering (størrelse)Kommentar eksamen
Eksamenskategori:
Innlevering
Vurderingsform:
Skriftlig innlevering
Eksamenskode:
FAK 28031
Karakterskala:
ECTS
Sensorordning:
Intern og ekstern sensor
Kontinuasjon:
Eksamen ved neste kursgjennomføring
100Invigilation3 Time(r)
  • Alle trykte og håndskrevne hjelpemidler
  • BI-definert eksamenskalkulator
  • Enkel kalkulator
Individuell
Eksamen:
Eksamenskategori:Innlevering
Vurderingsform:Skriftlig innlevering
Vekting:100
Tilsyn:Invigilation
Gruppering (størrelse):Individuell
Hjelpemidler:
  • Alle trykte og håndskrevne hjelpemidler
  • BI-definert eksamenskalkulator
  • Enkel kalkulator
Varighet:3 Time(r)
Kommentar:
Eksamenskode:FAK 28031
Karakterskala:ECTS
Kontinuasjon:Eksamen ved neste kursgjennomføring
Eksamensorganisering: 
Ordinær eksamen
Total vekting: 
100
Arbeidsinnsats - aktivitetVarighetType varighetKommentar arbeidsinnsats
Undervisning33Time(r)Lectures
Gruppearbeid / oppgaver6Time(r)Case Work
Oppgavegjennomgang i plenum6Time(r)Review of case work and discussions
Forberedelse til undervisning75Time(r)Preperation for lectures
Selvstudium80Time(r)Exam preperation
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Arbeidsinnsats - aktivitet:Undervisning
Varighet:33 Time(r)
Kommentar:Lectures
Arbeidsinnsats - aktivitet:Gruppearbeid / oppgaver
Varighet:6 Time(r)
Kommentar:Case Work
Arbeidsinnsats - aktivitet:Oppgavegjennomgang i plenum
Varighet:6 Time(r)
Kommentar:Review of case work and discussions
Arbeidsinnsats - aktivitet:Forberedelse til undervisning
Varighet:75 Time(r)
Kommentar:Preperation for lectures
Arbeidsinnsats - aktivitet:Selvstudium
Varighet:80 Time(r)
Kommentar:Exam preperation
Sum arbeidsinnsats: 
200

Et kurs med 1 studiepoeng tilsvarer en arbeidsmengde på 26-30 timer. Et kurs på 7,5 studiepoeng tilsvarer derfor en arbeidsmengde på minimum 200 timer.